Thursday, October 29, 2015

No Sugar

Tuesday before I flew back to Phoenix I went to a naturopathic nutritionist.  She basically told me in order for the cancer to not grow to stop all sugar.  She wants me to be on a low glycemic diet.  She told me that I should eat homemade coconut yogurt and drink coconut Keefer (full fat), vegetable broth, raw vegetables, eggs, avocado, fish and berries, but not blueberries.  No sugar, no carbs, no sugar, no red meat, no sugar, no other fruits, no sugar, no quinoa, no sugar, no chicken, no sugar.  And all this before the best sugary holiday approaches.  I'm pretty sure I'm not going to be able to be as strict as she wants me to be, but I'll try it.  I'm not giving up apples or chicken as they are my main staples.

Today for lunch I made a smoothie from a anti-cancer cookbook and I think it turned out really yummy.

Strawberry/Lime Smoothie
I had a frozen leftover fruit salad, which was mostly strawberries, blackberries and raspberries that I used.  Coconut water and a small slice of lime (with the peel).  And of course a huge handful of spinach.  This was so refreshing and delicious, I think I'll have it again for lunch tomorrow.

Sunday I made an apple crisp that I threw together.  I didn't want it to be too sweet, since chemo makes things too sweet sometimes.  It turned out really good and didn't have much sugar or any butter.  Sometimes I don't measure and in this case I didn't, just measured by handfuls.

Apple Crisp
I used 2 jars of canned apples without sugar
combine some spelt flour, minimal white sugar and cinnamon and sprinkled on the apples.

The topping I used oatmeal, spelt flour, minimal brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and coconut oil.

Bake on 350 for 30 minutes

You know if I could stick to this low glycemic diet, I could probably wither away in no time.  Lets see if it works or if I can stick to it.


  1. You take everything and run with it--good for you!! May be you can help me be better that way!!

  2. I wonder why no blueberries. Aren't they a super food? Now I'm curious.